It’s no question that Toonami gives more accessibility to U.S. anime fans.
Since the late 90s, the Toonami block provided anime for many viewers to enjoy. As it gave us access to gateway anime, it’s popularity increased. Now with it’s return, viewers everywhere enjoy popular anime like My Hero Academia and Mob Psycho 100. With this partnership, Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are working together to bring even more content to this Saturday night block.
With this opportunity, the two can also collaborate on co-productions and distribution opportunities.
While Toonami will continue to display dubbed anime, Crunchyroll will keep streaming its own material worldwide. Since Toonami contributed to the growth and popularity of anime in the U.S., this partnership will show fans what Crunchyroll has in store. Additionally, the companies are collaborating for their own Blade Runner anime with the Alcon Television Group. As Jason DeMarco, SVP and creative director for on-air at Adult Swim, said, “It’s a great time to be an anime fan!”